The Implant Process

A dental implant consists of a small titanium alloy post that is carefully placed into your bone and used to support a replacement tooth. Once the implant is in place we can provide you with a temporary prosthesis to use while the implant is healing, a process that normally takes three months. As soon as this is complete, we can fabricate your new prosthesis, taking care to ensure it looks and feels very natural and is able to function just like your real teeth.

This treatment is very sophisticated and we take a lot of care during the planning process, most of which happens behind the scenes using state-of-the-art imaging equipment. By carefully planning your treatment, we can ensure each appointment will be as smooth and as comfortable as possible.  Anyone considering having dental implant treatment will need to have a 3D scan. These highly detailed 3-D images enable our dentist to accurately plan your implant treatment, avoiding important structures in your jaw while ensuring the best cosmetic outcome.

Here at Walkerston Dental we use fully guided surgery during every implant treatment which is planned using the 3-D images produced during your cone beam CT scan. This helps ensure the dental implants are precisely inserted into optimal positions so treatment is more comfortable and is smoother and quicker. Image guided surgery will also make sure your new implant teeth not only look wonderful, but will be fully functional so you can easily bite and chew food.

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25th March 2020
We hope you are doing well.

Given the unprecedented situation and the uncertainties surrounding the COVID -19, we felt it was important to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to keep our practice clean and safe for every single one of you who step inside and also for our lovely team.

We have always maintained rigorous infection control procedures and take pride that as an accredited practice, we have a clearly-defined system of measuring our compliance with regulations and guidelines, allowing us to continually improve how we operate our practice.

During the last few days, we have been closely following our professional health authority’s guidance and if you have been in recently, you would have noticed that we have implemented a few additional measures in the way we operate.

We will check on you to see if you are well before you come in. Please inform us before you come in, if you are unwell or have travelled overseas or have come in contact with anyone who tested positive or highly likely to be positive for COVID-19. We will reschedule your appointment. If you are in pain and need urgent dental treatment during this time, please contact the Base Hospital. They will triage and treat accordingly.

Steps taken at our practice

We might reschedule some non-urgent treatment in the coming days, but every effort will be made to help you in the best way possible if you are in pain or any discomfort with your teeth.

It is a constantly evolving situation and we understand that it can be stressful; we will have to stay calm but vigilant and help each other out the best we can.